Paid Guest Post by Alicia Murphy
Whether your approach to interiors is ‘go big or go home’ or you prefer something a little more minimal, there are so many ways to incorporate a touch of colour into your spaces and today, we’re looking at Pantone’s Colour of the Year - Very Peri
. Very Peri combines blue hues with violet red undertones, giving us a soft purple shade that’s bang on trend for 2022.
1. Go ‘all out’ with a feature wall
A colour like Very Peri can seem like a brave and bold choice when it comes to planning your next colour scheme, but did you know that using blue hues is said to evoke calmness and spirituality? For me, I think a colour like this would be perfect for a bathroom (think long, lazy soaks in the tub) or in a home office to spark creativity and inspiration. Whilst Pantone themselves don’t offer wall paint, there are plenty of ways you can get the look - you could try a colour matching service such as Valspar or alternatively, you could sample Graham & Brown’s ‘Retrograde’
, which combines lilac and blue to offer a pared down interpretation of the‘Colour of the Year’. A violet colour like this works really well in bright, sunny rooms where it's given a chance to shine, but is also suitable for spaces lacking in natural light when adding in soft lighting and candles - I absolutely love the way it’s been used here with a contrasting coral.
2. Add in with artwork
For those who feel that painting a whole wall in this vibrant, vivacious shade may seem a little ‘out there’, why not try out adding in the hue with the addition of some artwork around the home? Whether you prefer a print or a painting, you can bring a neutral space to life with interesting pieces like this one from Juniqe
. You could even get creative yourself by grabbing a canvas (try Hobbycraft), a paintbrush and a sample tub of paint - the possibilities of what you could create are endless - and you’re guaranteed to have a little bit of fun trying it out, too.
3. Soft accents
A quick, easy and cost-effective way to incorporate an interior trend into your existing furnishings is with soft accents like cushions or throws - I love the muted, relaxed shade of this John Lewis AnyDay
cushion. Whether you’re adding extras like this to a neutral scheme with beiges, greys or nudes or to something more colourful (think contrasting colours like green or yellow), the brightness of this cushion certainly packs a punch and will make an impact to your space.
4. Colour clash
If there’s an interior trend I can get behind, it’s a good old colour clash and for those feeling bold and brave, I’d pair shades like Very Peri with oranges, greens and pinks to really make those purples pop. This standout sofa from Sofology
is simply stunning, especially when placed with a surrounding colour scheme as interesting as this one.
5. A Very Peri Dinner Party
If you’re not quite ready to commit to to redecorating a space to accommodate some Very Peri, why not prepare a trend-led tablescape next time you’re hosting? These beautiful glasses from Oliver Bonas
will make a wonderful staple in your home bar, and the addition of this bright and unusual candle from Made
is guaranteed to get your guests gabbing.
Whether you’re an all-out maximalist or prefer to keep it simple, there are plenty of ways to inject a pop of colour into your place -why not give Very Peri a go for 2022?
Images c/o Sofology, Graham & Brown, Oliver Bonas, Made.com, Junique and John Lewis.